fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 2008-03-29, draught with randell at Salone della Birra Artigianale e di Qualità 2008, Milan, 7-5-9-5-17=43
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Balanced aroma. Excellent mouthfeel, smooth, full flavor: malt, caramel, toffee; perfect! With a touch of sweet nuts. The hopping is seducing, never aggressive, even if powerful. Excellent.
It’s one of the best batches, and with the randell it acquires even more interest.
2007-12-28, draught at the brewpub, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma, quite aromatic (a bit grassy and fruity). The flavor is sweeter than maltier, with good hopping, a bit fruity, but less aromatic than usual. The final is well balanced, with an excellent toffee touch and hop. Less impressive than I remembered, but still very good one.
2005-12-26, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Cloudy dark amber color; creamy head. The aroma is malty, with a subtle hop line and lightly fruity. Malty taste, caramel, toffee, hop; very well mixed together. The final is bold, bitter, malty and with caramel.
July 2005, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Cloudy amber color; thick creamy head. Very nice aroma, subtle: malt, light coffee, caramel, light cheese, and nice American hops. Original and malty taste; caramel, sticky, chocolate, malt, extremely hopped with a good bitterness, aromatic (Perle, Styrian, Goldings, Cascade). Long and bitter final. Excellent!
2002-11-10, draught at the brewpub, 6-5-7-4-15=37
Light aroma, some malt and hop. It presents a light but original note of coffee.
2002-09-09, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Hazy amber colour, creamy collar of foam (nitrogen conditioned). Very nice aroma of caramalt. Good body, heavy maltiness, smooth, some sweetness soon balanced by a strong hopping. Heavy palate, very long, malty and of course hopped
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On the tap at the brewpub and in several other places and times...
Amber-coppery and quite clear. White and fluffy head (maybe too much for the style, at least the last time). Wonderful hoppy explosion both in the nose and mouth. Refreshing and exciting fresh hop and citrusy aroma, quite strong (as I like!) but not very long-lasting. Mild malty notes which stay in the background.
Medium body, smooth and well balanced even if the hoppy bitterness actually dominates.
It’s simply dangerous drinkable for me.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 On tap and randallized. Obviously fresh hop scents (citrus, grass, bit pepper). Fantastic brilliant copper red but lack head, think ’cause it was poured as real-ales. Fruity sweet flavour, well balanced by randall’s hop. Well brewed indeed. 8; 3; 8; 4; 13 = 3.6
Re-rate: Drank a lot since that first time, on tap, nitro-kegged and bottled. Loads of fruitiness , the right cara touch as a beautiful backbone to a perfect mix of hops. Medium bodied, very smooth and balanced, perfect session beer to me. Thanks Beppe.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
La più in forma di tutte alla Pollifest, splendida riconferma del "nuovo" Bi-Du.
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopfiger und aromatischer, etwas süßer Antrunk. Sehr süffig, blumig, absolut rund. Zum Ende leider ein wenig trocken, gut gehopft, absolut gelungen! 11/13/12/13//13
danielecamo (350) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bevuta alla Birreria di Camnago Volta alla presenza del birraio Beppe Vento. Birra molto ben bilanciata, serata di degustazione divertentissima
Keeper (233) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best handicraft beer of the year 2005. E’ one optimal Ale, much refreshing.
luimas75 (28) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
IBF2010. Una delle birre migliori assaggiate all’ibf. LA riprovo dopo qualche anno, cambiata (la ricordavo meno amara) ma sempre ottima.
CamdenD (1027) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
VERY nice hoppy ale from an Italian brewery I had not tasted before. More of an IPA (east coast) than anything English. No soft malt beer here, this is a hop explosion, well relative to what usually comes out of taps here. Well done, did get a bit sticky after 2 pints, however.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Copper colour, mediumsized beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, mildly alcoholic along with some sweet malts, mild toffee as well as some mild herbal notes. Flavour is being fruity and floral hops along with some strong maltyness. Also some caramel, toffee, alcohol, zest as well as some spices are in there. Pleasant balance and very enjoyable beer.